March 27, 2017
Why Work Samples are King premium
Sourcing the best talent has traditionally come down to finding the most polished resume, whether from online resources like LinkedIn or recruiting sites, or direct from interested candidates. The unfortunate truth is that resumes, and the stock cover letters that accompany them are not hitting the mark in securing the next great hire, especially when […]
March 21, 2017
College recruiters: Wish you had your very own LinkedIn for students? premium
As a recruiting tool, LinkedIn can be a powerful asset for hiring managers. Since its launch, it has been coined the social network for professionals, offering a seamless way for job seekers and current employees to connect with companies and individuals with which they want to work. For students and recent graduates, though, LinkedIn’s heavy […]
March 14, 2017
5 Reasons to Implement an Evidence-Based Sourcing Strategy premium
Finding the right candidate to fill an open job position is becoming increasingly important as the race for talent heats up. The job market is continually expanding, and a growing number of students are graduating each year, making the pool of potential hires almost overwhelming. While hiring managers have more options, the sourcing strategies used […]
March 7, 2017
Your hiring managers are WRONG to select students by alma mater & GPA premium
Hiring managers spend thousands of hours each year hunting for the next “perfect” candidate, especially through connections that provide access to eager college and university students. Recent or soon-to-be graduates seem to be the crème of the crop for some recruiters, and rightfully so. They bring a fresh perspective to the job and the company […]
March 2, 2017
Breaking Up the Monotony of Traditional Screening Tools premium
As a hiring manager, you’ve probably reviewed hundreds if not thousands of resumes in your day, not to mention a myriad of LinkedIn profiles. Some students and recent graduates utilize these rigid tools in the hopes of grabbing your attention enough to get a friendly call about an initial interview. But the one- or two-page […]
February 21, 2017
Great Students Don’t Always Make Great Hires premium
On the surface, a student’s grade point average (GPA) is a leading indicator of what’s to come regarding a new hire’s quality of work on the job. Nearly two-thirds of employers use a recent graduate’s grades as a screening tool in the hiring process, and those employers feel confident setting aside resumes with anything less […]
February 14, 2017
Why Interns are the Highest Value Hires premium
Tapping into the large pool of qualified students and recent graduates to fill temporary positions is met with some hesitation for companies large and small. There is an overwhelming sense that interns are only a smart choice when ample busy work is available. Administrative tasks, low-level projects, and the occasional coffee run make up the […]
February 7, 2017
3 Reasons Job Boards Don’t Work for Hiring College Students premium
Posting open positions to job boards has long been a staple in the recruiting and hiring universe. It’s easy to copy and paste a bland job description and a handful of experience requirements onto a job board that promises to disperse your hiring need to the eager masses, but the system is far from effective. […]
January 31, 2017
Need an Intern? 3 Reasons You Don’t Deserve One premium
When there’s quite a bit of work to be done, and current employees are maxed regarding their time and energy, it’s time for more hands on deck. That could come by way of full- or part-time long-term talent joining the team, or through the strategic addition of an intern workforce. Although the latter may pique […]
January 24, 2017
Shifting On-Campus Recruiting toward Diversity and Evidence-based Hiring premium
Companies spend countless hours each year pounding the pavement to find the best and brightest talent to join their ranks. On-campus recruiting has been a staple in the process for decades, with representatives from several industries staking claim in elite college and university career centers around the country. While on-site interviews and company information sessions […]
January 17, 2017
The Disconnect Between an Entry-level Job and Experience premium
Anyone can take a quick look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and gather that the job market is stronger than it has been in a decade. Unemployment levels remain relatively low, and job creation has experienced a notable increase over the last three years. For recent graduates, one might think searching for and securing […]